May flowers.

April rains have passed away, May is here, and in the world of horticulture things are blooming. With the advent of spring plant enthusiasts  enter into their busiest time of the year and here at OCC we are no exception. This month we’ve been going from the start, having already built, displayed, won, and torn down our design for the Spring Garden Show at South Coast Plaza. We’re proud to start off with a little announcement:

OCC Horticulture Club took 1st place in the student competition and also won “best theme representation”

And if that weren’t enough, during the awards ceremony Jamie Durie who has a popular show on HGTV and wrote “The Outdoor Room” got up spontaneously, grabbed the microphone, and proclaimed: ” This group of college kids have raised the bar for everyone here.”

OCC Horticulture Club 2011

OCC Horticulture Club Spring Garden Show 2011

Guest Speaker: Korina qu Petrozzi of The Plant Nerd, Inc

Wednesday May 4th at 8:30pm in the Horticulture Department

Interested in owning your own successful horticulture-based business? Then this is the guest speaker for you!! Former OCC Horticulture student, Korina, a Certified Ornamental Horticulturist, UCCE Master Gardener and Graduate PCDI School of Landscape Design, will be our final speaker prior to the conclusion of Spring Semester. If you’ve ever wanted to start your own horticulture-based business or wanted to learn more from a proven successful business person this is an excellent opportunity to get started. Read more about Korina and The Plant Nerd at our Guest Speakers page

Other News:

We will be planning the annual Horticulture Department Barbecue, stay tuned for more info and clear your calendars for Saturday May the 28th. We’ll also be working on getting up a photo album up of the entire Garden Show process, from sketches to tear down, so check back here soon.

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